New Details Have Emerged Regarding Urban Meyer’s Text Messages

first_imgA closeup of Urban Meyer wearing a headset during an Ohio State football game.GLENDALE, AZ – JANUARY 01: Head coach Urban Meyer of the Ohio State Buckeyes walks on the sideline during the second half of the BattleFrog Fiesta Bowl at University of Phoenix Stadium on January 1, 2016 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Jennifer Stewart/Getty Images)Ohio State University released on Tuesday more documents related to the investigation into Urban Meyer and his handling of domestic violence allegations against now-fired assistant coach Zach Smith.The new documents included some screenshots of text messages sent to and from Meyer over the past couple of months.A text message back-and-forth between Meyer and his agent, Trace Armstrong, was going viral on social media. There was one aspect of the back-and-forth that had people talking.Texts between Urban Meyer and agent Trace Armstrong. Meyer tells Armstrong that Zach Smith was fired for “cumulative stuff” and “I will not tell the media.”— Kyle Rowland (@KyleRowland) August 28, 2018There have been questions about the message from Meyer’s agent that told him two women were going to need his phone for a couple of hours.Of course, this led to rampant speculation on social media, but context is important. Sports Illustrated’s Andy Staples has provided everyone with it.Those two women are from Meyer’s legal team. They needed to go through Meyer’s phone and then hand over everything to the investigation.Deleted that last tweet because I goofed one very key word. “They” were members of Meyer’s legal team. Stuff from the phone was then turned over to Ohio State. My bad on the dumb wording on the last one.— Andy Staples (@Andy_Staples) August 29, 2018So, there’s some context. More details surrounding the Ohio State-Urban Meyer-Zach Smith saga are expected to be released at a later time. There are still more documents centered on the Meyer investigation that have yet to be released.Ohio State, meanwhile, is a couple of days away from opening its season. The Buckeyes begin the year on Saturday against Oregon state.Interim coach Ryan Day is leading the Buckeyes during Meyer’s suspension. Meyer is suspended for the first three games of the season, though he’s able to return to the practice field following the opening game.Meyer will be able to return to the sideline Week 4. He’ll be back one week before that massive game at Penn State. Ohio State is opening the year ranked inside the top five of both of the major preseason polls. Meyer will be returning to a team with Big Ten and national championship expectations.last_img

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